Day 2 Nonfiction November Book Party! #NonfictionBookParty #NonFicNov #theOCBookGirl

Welcome back to my Nonfiction Book Party! Today’s featured book is one of my favorites, a five-star memoir about one woman’s experience with a mysterious neurological disease.

Title: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Author: Susannah Cahalan

Synopsis: An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity.

When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened?

In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Cahalan tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen.

“I had asked him many times why he stayed, and he always said the same thing: “Because I love you, and I wanted to, and I knew you were in there.” No matter how damaged I had been, he had loved me enough to still see me somewhere inside.”
― Susannah Cahalan, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

 

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Want to see which books I’ve posted about in previous years? (And which books are STILL on my list?!)

2019 Posts  Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Wrap Up

2018 Posts  Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4

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2 thoughts on “Day 2 Nonfiction November Book Party! #NonfictionBookParty #NonFicNov #theOCBookGirl

  1. I read this book last year and I LOVED it. What a moving quote to share from it too. And your book party giveaway is simply amazing, I’m so excited for this!! Thank you for holding it!

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